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My proposed $1500 build

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by TheBastion, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. TheBastion New Member

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    what does everyone think?
    recommendations?
    I don't plan on buying everything from newegg. This is just a quick way for everyone to see the parts.
    Once You Know, You Newegg
  2. Cold Storm

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    To me, it looks solid. But, that's without knowing what your going to do with the system.. to me it feels gaming/lan.. But, I can be wrong and it a foul ball some times.. lol
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    yes it will be for gaming mostly. I tried to leave room for future upgrades like more RAM and another GPU to run in crossfire. Another thing I plan on doing is streaming hd movies from it to my htpc which I'm sure won't be a problem.
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    Yeah, you should have no problem with that system doing anything like that.. I would suggest, seeing if there is a case from "sneekypeet" that you might like. He doesn't have the one your looking at, but something you might like to check on.
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    if this is what you were talking about, then good god those are some beautiful cases
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    Yeah, their some good cases. I've bought two cases from him all ready. Waiting for another one.. lol
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    good build for gaming
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    This is cheaper and will perform just about the same if not better.

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    Some reviews have stated that the Coolermaster N520 is better at cooling than the V8. Presumably because it has 2 fans and it has copper in it whereas the V8 doesn't...
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    The V10 is an excellent cooler, and is in the same family as the V8.
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    Agreed. :toast:
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    It looks good to me bro, good choice of hardware, I see no case, what type of case were you after, mid range or full tower size case:toast:

    I will pick some to see if you like em:)
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    I would skip on a 2gb 5870 (from the above build) and try and find 2x 5850's for $500 (shouldn't be hard). Also to save a bit go with an 890GX mobo, the 8x vs 16x just really isn't an issue. Then pick up some slightly faster RAM with the money saved on the mobo.
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    +1 on this.
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    please make sure you get a 5850 that is a reference design cause later on when you do decide to OC, you will be able to change the voltage without any hard mods
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    i agree with most of the above , if gaming is what you do on your system then get an AMD quadcore ( sixcore is a complete waste for gaming ) and spend the money saved a 5870 vapor x, together it will outperform the core i7 build in games without any doubt. Also with the money saved you can add a asus xonar soundcard, top systems require top soundquality.
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    Good strong build but for a couple bucks more you could get a 5870 unless your gonna overclock that, i got 2 5850 toxics and love em great cards
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    That's actually a 1GB 5870. :D
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    1500 and 4GB ram? tsk tsk, shame

    id definitely take a 6gb 920 system, for gaming the 920/930 will beet the thuban, but if your on a budget than id get the 200 dollar thuban (also IMO the 10$ more for the 930 over 920 not worth it, unless your watercooling or somthing

    also your cooler, IMO i would stay away from the V8/V10, id go with something like prolimatec(has better mounting design can't go wrong), or any other of the designs that look similar to it (some are cheaper)
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  21. currahee440 New Member

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    It's not like Windows 7 64-bit needs more than 4GB of RAM. When I run games the most I've seen is 3.25GB of RAM consumed.
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    yeah but two years ago people were saying there was no need for more than 2gb of ram, so if hes going to plan on keeping it more than a few years he should plan for 6 or 8

    especially now that windows 7 has broken down the 3-4 gb barrier, im sure well start seeing programs within a year taking advantage of as much ram as they can
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    Mind telling me why he cant toss in another 4GB in the future when he feels he needs it and it's cheaper. He has over $100 of his 1500 budget so he can do it now but it'd be a dumbass move to do so.
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    Binge Overclocking Surrealism

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    Wow you might want to browse my for-sale thread. Some of this stuff is overpriced.

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